Researchers Calculate the Cost of Restoring Australia’s Degraded Ecosystems

Environmental News Network

Researchers Calculate the Cost of Restoring Australia’s Degraded EcosystemsResearchers propose a AU$41 billion nationwide plan for habitat restoration to prevent species loss that will pay for itself through carbon sequestration revenue.

Solar Briefly Overtakes Coal for the First Time in Australia

Environmental News Network

For a few minutes on Sunday, solar energy supplied more than half of Australia’s power generation, marking the first time that solar has outstripped coal in a country long dependent on fossil fuels to produce electricity, The Guardian reported.

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Meet the Frogmouth, Australia’s Weirdest Bird

Nature Conservancy - Science

With an unsettling glare and tree-like camouflage, what’s not to love about frogmouths? Birds & Birding Asia Pacific Birds Outdoor Rec Traveling Naturalist Weird Nature

Feral Cats In Australia

Green Living Tips

and with an estimated 15 million feral cats in Australia, billions of native. How many small creatures can a single feral cat eat in a day? A lot it turns out. - creatures are probably being devoured each year

A sustainable design response to Australia's housing crisis

Inhabitant

Designed by Jiri Lev of Atelier Jiri Lev, the Tasmanian House combines traditional and innovative approaches to architecture with local Tasmanian elements as a response to some of the area’s most pressing social issues

In Search of Australia’s Amazing Rainbow Finch

Nature Conservancy - Science

The conservation story behind Australia’s most colorful finch. Birds & Birding From the Field Wildlife Asia Pacific Birds Conservation Science Fire Indigenous Peoples TNC Science Traveling Naturalist

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What we can learn about renewable energy from Australia

Green Prophet

With a bounty of sun, the giant island nation and continent of Australia is landlocked. They have set the model for the western world on how it can be done –– until Australia came speeding by. Consider Australia’s Cyxtera. In 2018, Australia’s wind farms produced 33.5

RFF: Carbon tax impact in Australia

Environmental Economics

Check this out, mate: New data released last week by the Australian government show that electricity emissions have dropped 7.6 percent since the introduction of a carbon tax in July 2012. Experts suggest that a greater emissions impact could be achieved if businesses believed that carbon pricing “was here to stay” and current carbon prices were increased.

Ghost Bat: Meet Australia’s False Vampire

Nature Conservancy - Science

The pale bat with a soft but deadly embrace. Wildlife Asia Pacific Bats

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Australia Animal Dance Party!

Cool Green Science

From a groundbreaking conservation partnership in Fish River Station , to protecting Australia’s biggest land reserve in Southern Tanami , The Nature Conservancy has been hard at work protecting Australia’s beautiful lands. Head over to our Australia site and see more adorable images of dancing animals! ».

River Pollution Threatens Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coral bleaching dominates headlines about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, but perhaps the most dangerous threat lurks on land, far away from the reef itself. From the Field Asia Pacific Conservation Science Coral Reefs Forests TNC Science

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TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders now in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Caribbean

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | Two years after the initial launch of TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders program, it’s now gone under into Australia and New Zealand, reports Green Lodging News. Argentina Auckland Australia Belize Brazil Canada Caribbean Central America Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Green Travel News Guatemala Mexico New Zealand North America Peru South America The Americas Uruguay Venezuela TripAdvisor GreenLeaders world's largest green hotel program

Desypher crushes stereotypes with exquisite Islamic Museum of Australia

Green Prophet

But it’s not hyperbole to say that Desypher’s architectural expression vis-à-vis the Islamic Museum of Australia is unparalleled in any contemporary Islamic architecture I’ve come across. “When designing the Islamic Museum of Australia, we were adamant to resist the temptation to assemble a shallow interpretation of iconic Islamic symbols and plonk it on the banks of the Merri Creek,” writes Desypher on their website.

Fires in Australia create dangerous weather conditions

AGreenLiving

Authorities warn that the unprecedented ferocity of Australia’s wildfires can produce extreme weather systems — dangerous and unpredictable conditions known as cumulonimbus flammagenitus, or pyrocumulonimbus (pyroCb) clouds. Fires in Australia create dangerous weather conditions.

Big, Bold & Blue: Lessons from Australia’s Marine Protected Areas

Nature Conservancy - Science

Australia has one the largest systems of marine protected areas in the world, from the coral-covered Great Barrier Reef to the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. The book — Big, Bold & Blue: Lessons from Australia’s Marine Protected Areas — gathers lessons learned from academia, government, NGOs, indigenous communities, and the fishing sector. Director of Conservation, TNC Australia. Q: So tell about the history of marine protected areas, or MPAs, in Australia?

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Measuring the Impact of Feral Camels in Australia’s Martu Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

Waterholes are scattered through Australia’s Western Desert like islands in a sea of sand. These dromedaries are just three of more than 300,000 feral camels in arid Australia — the largest population of feral camels in the world. Imported in the late 1800s to help immigrants access Australia’s arid interior, camels are now a major presence on the landscape and a threat to the desert ecosystem.

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Iran’s Solar Car Competes in Australia

Green Prophet

Iran’s solar-powered Gazelle 2, hopes to place well in trans Australia trials. The Iranian Gazelle 2 solar-powered car is competing in an international competition of solar powered cars in Australia, the 2011 World Solar Challenge Competition , that began on October 16 – solar powered cars are trying to cross the entire width of the continent from Darwin to Adelaide. Cars & Transportation Australia electric car electric cars EVs Iran Solar Energy solar power

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Australia Wind Energy Sector Growing

Eco Friendly Daily

Australia is the greatest per-capita polluter in the developed world, despite only producing 1.5 Australia relies heavily on major emitters of carbon dioxide, such as coal. Australia is in fact the world’s top coal exporter. However, Australia is seeking to reduce carbon dioxide emissions greatly by 2020. Part of Australia’s renewable energy target includes wind energy, an energy that suit’s the country well.

Mutual credit and economic crashes: interview with Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap, Australia

Low Impact

Today I’m interviewing Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap – a mutual credit network in Australia. First – where are you in Australia? Which makes us the oldest trade exchange in Australia, and possibly the world. There were 20 different trade exchanges in Australia in 1999.

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13 more endemic species in Australia are confirmed extinct

AGreenLiving

The news now makes Australia the leading country globally in terms of mammal extinctions. Currently, more than 10% of the 320 land mammals that lived in Australia by 1788 are now extinct. The list is led by the recent extinctions of two species from Christmas Island, including the Christmas Island forest skink, the first reptile to go extinct since the European colonization of Australia. Related: The smooth handfish is declared extinct Currently, Australia is ranked No.

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Epic Birding Fails: Lyrebirds in Australia

Nature Conservancy - Science

I was birding Australia’s mountain rainforest with Timothy Boucher, and we’d just spent three painstaking hours creeping around a half-mile trail like a pair of goons, peering into the undergrowth looking for the elusive Albert’s Lyrebird. It was my first time to Australia and my first time to this quadrant of the globe. But we weren’t leaving until the following day, and Boucher and I were determined to squeeze as many birds as possible out of our time in Australia.

Australia lays of leading climate change scientists

Green Prophet

What kind of signal does this send to the world when Australia basically lays off 275 climate change researchers, one of whom was John Church, considered to be a top 10 scientist in the field. Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, or Csiro, said it will reduce its country’s role in understanding climate change. It is sad and embarrassing for the Australia Government.”

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Can Helicopter-deployed Toad Sausages Save Australia’s Northern Quoll?

Nature Conservancy - Science

In an effort to save Australia’s endangered northern quoll from the invasive cane toad, scientists and wildlife managers are teaching quolls to steer clear of the poisonous toads by making sausages from toad legs, lacing them with nausea-including chemicals, and chucking them out of helicopters into one of the quoll’s last strongholds in the Kimberley. About the size of a large kitten, these spotted, carnivorous marsupials are one of four quoll species found throughout Australia.

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A Day in the Life of a Field Scientist: Western Australia Edition

Nature Conservancy - Science

In July, I joined Nature Conservancy scientist Eddie Game , University of Queensland student Chris O’Bryan, and several Martu elders for a science-packed adventure in the depths of the Western Australia’s deserts. Measuring the Impact of Feral Camels in Australia’s Martu Desert. I have my hopes set on seeing a kangaroo, because Australia. And we’re ready for another day of field science in Australia’s deserts.

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Australia Kills Nearly 400 Camels From the Sky

Green Prophet

Camels are a nomad’s best friend but a serious nuisance in Australia, where the environmental ministry recently culled nearly 400 of them en masse. The South Australian Environment Department killed the camels after a truck collided with seven animals on the Eyre highway linking southern and western Australia. Travel & Nature Australia camel milk camels culling feral camels genetically-modified camels

Sustainable Flowers From Australia, New York, California, & London

Eco Chic

Australia-based Flowers for Everyone designed this arrangement using seasonal native flowers and foliage. Flowers for Everyone own ‘bricks and mortar’ florist shops sprinkled throughout Australia (they have several locations in Sydney, including the CBD). The post Sustainable Flowers From Australia, New York, California, & London appeared first on Eco-Chick.

A sustainable design response to Australia’s housing crisis

AGreenLiving

Many of these projects are related to disaster recovery, homelessness , community building and Australia’s housing crisis. Originally posted here: A sustainable design response to Australia’s housing crisis. Designed by Jiri Lev of Atelier Jiri Lev, the Tasmanian House combines traditional and innovative approaches to architecture with local Tasmanian elements as a response to some of the area’s most pressing social issues. Lev is an architect focused on community values.

From My Inbox- GreenPeace Australia Pacific

Green Earth Journey

Canned tuna is Australia’s biggest selling seafood item. Thank you so much, Genevieve Quirk Oceans Campaigner Greenpeace Australia Pacific PS. End of the Line will be in cinemas around Australia from May 10. Dear Reader, When you tuck into your tuna salad, you may not realise that the canned tuna sold to you is destroying our oceans. Yet none of our canned tuna brands use tuna that’s caught sustainably. Increasing demand for tuna has decimated global tuna stocks.

Oh! How Beautiful Australia’s Brumbies Are!

Eco Chic

The first reported runaway horse was in 1804—now there are approximately 400,000 feral horses roaming Australia. Others, like Peter Cochran , believe that the brumby is now a part of the ecology and cultural history of Australia and the High Country and think that brumbies should be allowed to stay—and that inhumane killing (like aerial shooting campaigns) of the brumby shouldn’t be allowed. How Beautiful Australia’s Brumbies Are!

Animal Welfare Disaster in Egypt Forces Australia to Suspend Live Exports

Green Prophet

Live animal exports to Egypt from Australia have been suspended after Animals Australia – a leading animal rights organization who has exposed cruelty in the controversial export trade – revealed new evidence of widespread animal cruelty in the North African country. In 2006, after other gross violations of animal rights and cruelty emerged, the trade was stopped, but was resumed later despite protests from Animals Australia and activists in Australia.

Where Camels & Kangaroos Roam: A Dispatch from Australia’s Martu Country

Nature Conservancy - Science

By 2008, Australia had more than 1 million wild camels, introduced originally as far back as 1840 for use as draft and riding animals by people pioneering the dry interior. Australia Indigenous People Invasive Species People and Conservation deserts indigenous people Invasive species Water conservationMartu country comprises some of the most remote and intact arid ecosystems on the planet. Photo: Tony Jupp/TNC. By Eddie Game.

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Israeli Eco Artists Dance in Australia

Green Prophet

Israel’s Vertigo Dance Company made its Australian debut at the Brisbane Festival in September. They performed a piece titled Mana, which means “vessel of light” and comes from the Zohar, the Jewish mystical text. Mana featured eight dancers exploring the contrasts between dark and light, male and female. Both the moon and sun were powerful symbols in the piece, which drew inspiration from the ancient text it is named after.

Australia Announces National Carbon Tax

Eco Friendly Daily

Currently, Australia is considered one of the worst per-capita polluters in the world, with significant pollution per resident of the country. Approximately eighty percent of Australia’s energy needs are met through coal. Australia is well known for their coal and is a global coal exporter as well. Now in order to force companies to reduce carbon emissions Australia will be imposing a $23 per ton of emissions tax on 500 of their greatest polluters.

Australia Plans Wind Farm, Hopes To Increase Renewable Sector

Eco Friendly Daily

Australia is home to an infamous outback and thousands of miles of coastline. These areas make Australia a hotbed for renewable energy generation. Australia is able to attain massive amounts of energy from solar, wind, geothermal and wave energies. However, Australia currently only attains six percent of their energy needs through renewable energy. Another roadblock towards Australia focusing on renewable energy is their enormous source of coal.

Australia Seeks To Ban Massive Fishing Trawler

Eco Friendly Daily

The Abel Tasman is at the center of controversy in Australia as the Australian government is discussing potentially banning the ship from Australian waters for two years. Australia’s senate plans to vote on whether or not to ban the ship for the two years due to environmental concerns, including depleting the fish stocks and increased bycatch issues. Those involved with the Abel Tasman have expressed outrage and dismay at Australia’s decision.

Australia’s invasive toads evolving, spreading

Eco Friendly Daily

Cane toads, a Central American predator that began invading Australia more than 70 years ago, have been evolving in their new environment. The toads in Australia are both growing longer legs and adapting to climates that their American cousins can’t tolerate, and this has scientists worried that their range will expand far beyond what was previously predicted.

Australia Likely To Establish World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Eco Friendly Daily

Now a significant increase in sea protection is likely to happen in Australia. Now Australia is seeking to establish a marine reserve on their northeast coast near Queensland. Australian Environmental Minister Tony Burke stated: “There is no other part of Australia’s territory where so much comes together- pristine oceans, magnificent coral, a military history which has helped define us and now a clear proposal for permanent protection.”

First Known Hybrid Shark Discovered In Australia

Eco Friendly Daily

Which is why findings by a team of scientists at the University of Queensland in Australia is so surprising. Shark populations globally are declining due to pressures by man, especially fishing. It is estimated that upwards of 100 million sharks are killed each year, largely for shark fin soup. Sharks reproduce slowly and are therefore slow to recover from major population setbacks, especially when the pressures on them continue unabated.

Australia Plans World’s Largest Network Of Marine Reserves

Eco Friendly Daily

Now a significant increase in sea protection is likely to happen in Australia. Australia sought to establish a marine reserve on their northeast coast near Queensland in 2011. Now the Environmental Minister of Australian has announced plans to create a network of reserves in the waters surrounding Australia. And Australia today is leading that next step. […] What we’ve done is effectively create a national parks estate in the ocean.”.

Solar-powered bungalow in Australia promotes indoor-outdoor living

AGreenLiving

The two-level project in Melbourne, Australia was led by Gardiner Architects and completed in 2018. See the original post here: Solar-powered bungalow in Australia promotes indoor-outdoor living.

Australia Scientists Print Cheap Solar Panels Onto Flexible Plastic

Green (Living) Review

Australian solar power scientists have developed a cheap and fast way to print solar cells onto plastic — plastic that can be used to cover an iPad or tint the windows covering a skyscraper. Using organic solar ink and a new printer, a consortium of scientists from Australian universities can now print solar collectors onto flexible pages of PET plastic 16 inches long by 12 inches wide. “It’s It’s very cheap.

AGL Solar: Helping Australia go Solar

Green Living Ideas

AGL Solar is a trusted energy company based in Australia that has helped thousands of homeowners and business choose solar power as an option. They’ve been in business for an astounding 175 years and has grown to become one of Australia’s leading renewable energy companies. Solar energy, like many other clean tech innovations, continues to gain popularity as citizens around the world learn about limited resources.

Australia’s Kimberley: Natural Wonderland, Cultural Landscape and Conservation Beacon

Cool Green Science

James Fitzsimons is Director of Conservation for the Australia Program of the world’s largest global conservation organization, The Nature Conservancy. He oversees the organization’s conservation planning, science and policy functions for all of Australia. He was thrilled to develop his sea legs and travel with his wife Janelle and new friends and fellow adventurers as part of Zegrahm’s Australia’s Kimberley expedition team.

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